Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management is a one-year, three-semester postgraduate program developed for Hospitality diploma and degree graduates, and industry professionals seeking an advanced level of learning focused on all aspects of the wine, spirit and beer business.
In our state-of-the-art tasting labs, students will explore and experience global beverages and their relationship to business, cuisine, culture and lifestyle.
This program will provide you with an advanced level of knowledge in beer, wine, spirits and mixology, and also teach you essential business skills such as financial management, organizational behaviour and strategic marketing – all vital to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace. You will have the opportunity to travel to Canadian and European destinations to visit distilleries, breweries and wineries of international brand leaders to learn best business practices directly from the top professionals in the field. Successful graduates will earn three additional certifications: Wine & Spirit Education Trust® (WSET®) Levels 2 and Prud’homme Beer Certification® Levels 1 & 2.
These certifications are built into the program curriculum, allowing students to earn additional credentials as well as their Ontario College Graduate Certificate.
Our curriculum prepares you to be industry-ready for the most demanding beverage positions with product knowledge, experiential learning and business acumen.
CHCA students can also participate in several short study abroad opportunities. Our options change often, but in recent years have included Peru, Europe, Spain, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and trips right across Canada! Some trips are purely experiential learning, while others provide you with the opportunity to receive credit for a course in your program.
We believe in learning by doing and that is why we have incorporated work integrated learning opportunities into all CHCA programs.
This program provides a mandatory 14-week externship placement. George Brown works with employers and industry partners to identify potential work experience opportunities. Students are also strongly encouraged to pursue self-directed event management industry work experience opportunities they believe would provide the learning experiences they value and meet the learning outcomes of the program. This valuable work experience can be added to your resume.
CHCA students can also participate in several short study abroad opportunities. Our options change often, but in recent years have included Peru, Europe, Spain, Costa Rica, India, Thailand and trips across Canada. Some trips are purely experiential learning, while others provide you with the opportunity to receive credit for a course in your program.